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POLL: How Do You Feel About a Second Walmart in Elk Grove?

The discount megaretailer is moving forward with a new store at the intersection of Bruceville and Whitelock, but says its existing Elk Grove Blvd store will remain open.

Walmart contacted us yesterday to assure us that its existing Elk Grove Blvd store will remain open after the company launches a new location at the intersection of Bruceville Road and Whitelock Pkwy.

As we , construction workers for the megaretailer are already leveling ground at the proposed site of the new 148,200-square-foot store, though the city has yet to issue a building permit.

"The existing store is very popular and there is a need for a second Walmart store to serve Elk Grove’s growing population," Walmart spokesperson Delia Garcia said in an email.

Reactions to the new store have been mixed, with some nearby residents eager to shop there while others say that even conditions laid down by the city—limited operating hours, a ban on overnight parking—won't do enough to blunt the impact on their neighborhood.

Then there are those who simply don't trust promises Walmart makes, a camp that appears to include Elk Grove Mayor Jim Cooper.

Readers, what's your reaction to the progress on the new store? Vote below.

smm March 28, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Not looking forward to the extra traffic on that street. I already love the markets that are there. It would have been nice to have less of a big box store and more small businesses in such a walkable area.
angry June 23, 2012 at 06:04 PM
congratulations to elk grove for the new walmart in the nicest established location. Thank you for being so ignorant that you are welcoming low income folks and bringing in a bad reputation to the location. mind as well say we all live in section 8. This new walmart is going to be bring in more signs and cops. the increase in security purely indicates that the violence has increased. now who would want to say yes to a house when wal mart is in the area. had i known sooner, i would have moved here. i applaud to the city for approving this. thank you for now having all the residences living in the area similar to south sac. geniuses! again i applaud to stupidity.
Johann Schuster June 23, 2012 at 06:52 PM
You got it right 'angry'! There's a need for a Walmart on Sheldon or Calvine, NOT on Bruceville & Whitelock! The council said there are no laws to prevent them from building... that is what's sad!
bev September 04, 2012 at 06:35 PM
thank you! finally someone whos is thinking what i'm thinking! i moved out of south sac for a reason! now section 8 housing is being built all over this area.. such as the new huge complexes they are building off civic center dr. come one elk grove, there's other ways to get the city money!!! so disgusted!!!
Bwood September 04, 2012 at 07:06 PM
As has already been said, there are no laws to prevent them from building. Nothing like a good Walmart debate to bring out the area's elitists. You should listen to yourselves.

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